Dog days are here again

It’s August and its hot in Northern Alabama and South Central Tennessee. And, as fate would have it, there are several dogs in my life right now. Of course, there is Petite Pat, our Apricot Poodle and there are my grand-dogs, Elsie and Ceilleigh. Elsie and her momma, my daughter Erin, have been staying with us for the past week. Elsie is such a sweet, funny little dog. She is very smart. She is also very bossy. She has taken it upon herself to take charge of the cats in the house. The two young cats, Cory and Finn, have taken to playing with her. The older cats just try to ignore her. But Elsie is determined to bark at them any time that she thinks they are getting out of line.

Petite Pat is Pam’s shadow. When ever Pam is around, Petite Pat is always right there with her. When Pam is gone, Petite Pat mourns and is listless and sad. I am dreading how she will react when Pam goes into the hospital to get her other knee replaced next week. We have been preparing Petite Pat for a while now. She did pretty well when Pam got her left knee replaced. We’ll see how she does this time.